Book, movie mythologize Blackfoot River

Norman Maclean’s novella ‘A River Runs Through It’ discusses the beauty of the Blackfoot.

When you find it, Cutthroat Creek worth the journey

Despite alarmingly low flows and high water temperatures reported in many Western trout streams last week, the Royal Wulff and Renegade Benevolent Society found plenty of room for optimism at Cutthroat Creek, as usual.

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High heat, a killer grass, a miming bird — it’s July in Walla Walla

WOW, is it ever warm in comparison to last July. Many folks are asking what wild plants and animals do when forced to bake under a summer sun.

Fishing guide devotes Columbia opener to family

Rather than taking out clients, Jerrod Gibbons uses opening day to be with his family.

Latest species to be tracked in national parks: humans

Scientists are putting tracking devices on a new species — people — as they try to learn more about how their movements affect ecosystems in national parks.

Benefit horse show slated for July 25, 26

The American Wranglers Junior Horsemen are presenting their fifth annual Pink Ribbon Classic Cancer Benefit Horse Show at the Walla Walla County Fairgrounds July 25th and July 26th.

Wallowa Lake State Park hosts weekend camp trip

Wallowa Lake State Park welcomes beginning and out-of-practice campers to join in an overnight guided camping excursion July 31-Aug. 2, part of the statewide "Let's Go Camping" program hosted by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD).

Fire threat closes private timberlands

More than a million acres of private timberlands are being temporarily closed to public access in the Inland northwest because of extreme fire danger.

Jurassic starfish discovery in Montana wows researchers

Fossilized starfish are rare because when they die, starfish are eaten by scavengers or disintegrate.

Gun Club, Port at odds over future

Some time has passed since the Walla Walla Gun Club last updated the Walla Walla community on the club’s indoor pistol range project.

National bike routes bring cyclists, cash to rural towns

SPOKANE — In a forest of blackened spires, the recent victims of the largest wildfire in Washington’s history, I climbed toward Loup Loup Pass on two wheels, breathing heavy and dripping sweat.

Divide Camp seeks veteran applicants

Divide Camp, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to serving post 9-11 combat wounded veterans, is seeking applicants who would participate in wilderness activities in Northeast Oregon.

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Wa-Hi shooters end season at national championships

Team captain Nathan Brewer earns a spot on the USA Shooting Junior National rifle team.

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Youth Trap & Skeet Team Shine in Spokane

Walla Walla Gun Club’s youth Trap & Skeet team was well represented in Spokane this past Thursday through Sunday at the Washington State Amateur Trapshooting Association Championships.

Camping without the campground

Few things are more disheartening to the camping summer tourist than pulling into a campground and finding all of the sites full. It’s especially deflating when you’ve been on the road for hours and just want to pitch your tent and relax.